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UW receiver John Ross a top-10 pick, going to the Bengals

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University of Washington receiver John Ross broke the combine record in the 40 this year, clocking a 4.22. He was ridiculously productive for the Huskies last season. He’s like Tavon Austin, only bigger and faster. So despite his injuries, why shouldn’t Ross be a top-10 pick?

The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t see a reason why he shouldn’t be.

Ross was the ninth overall pick by the Bengals, and now he teams up with A.J. Green to give quarterback Andy Dalton an intriguing one-two punch at receiver. Cincinnati also has tight end Tyler Eifert and running backs Jeremy Hill, Gio Bernard. The issue is that they still don’t have much of an offensive line, losing both Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth to free agency. But Ross could at least give them more speed on the field (he definitely will) and could potentially make Dalton’s job easier, therefore reducing the need for those Pro Bowl offensive linemen.